Now I Want To Laugh
16mm double projection with modified speeds, live sound | 15 min | 2014
This is a simulation of a prototype for a “feeling machine” envisioned by Dr. D. Forme in 1917. This simulation is based on a short description and diagram found in the doctor’s notebooks. The description focuses on only one section of the machine. Brief mentions of the other sections were included but no detailed information was discovered. Obviously, the machine was never built, yet according to the description its purpose was “to replace the faulty mechanism of human emotion”.